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Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-19-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,483
Posted By Steve West
Jokes aren't as funny if there is no studio...

Jokes aren't as funny if there is no studio audience, canned laughter, or rim shot. I say bring on the graphics and commentators. This ain't bowling; there is no way inexperienced viewers could...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-19-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,126
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,261
Posted By Steve West
Yep. Too bad no one has ever been able to...

Yep. Too bad no one has ever been able to explain it to me in a way that made sense.

Hey wait a minute! I am happy with the definition of par.

Aren't you?
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-14-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,562
Posted By Steve West
Most players "learn" the rules by copying the...

Most players "learn" the rules by copying the patterns of those they play with. If they've only played non-sanctioned before, it's possible they think flipping the disc is the thing to do before you...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-13-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4,126
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,261
Posted By Steve West
Bringing this into the right thread: I...

Bringing this into the right thread:



I must point out that "Reach green plus two" is not disc golf par, and never was.

Most TDs, players and commentators who actually try to set par for...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-12-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,126
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,261
Posted By Steve West
They're not getting it wrong; they can't possibly...

They're not getting it wrong; they can't possibly be wrong: ", as determined by the Director" is very important.

They are not interpreting those parts of the definition differently, they are...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-11-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4,126
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,261
Posted By Steve West
Seeing too many scores lower than par is purely...

Seeing too many scores lower than par is purely and only a symptom of setting par in a way that is different than the definition.



I know you skipped that quote, so go back and read it. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-11-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4,126
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,261
Posted By Steve West
If par is set according to the definition, we...

If par is set according to the definition, we will not have the problems of too-far under scores. If par is set so that birdies are always possible - or worse, expected - we will continue to have...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-10-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4,126
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,261
Posted By Steve West
See? We agree, scores in relation to par is not a...

See? We agree, scores in relation to par is not a reason for smaller baskets. Now get that other non-par talk off this thread.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-10-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,126
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,261
Posted By Steve West
How can the official definition be not fully...

How can the official definition be not fully accurate?

BTW, throws from C2 are not putts. Read the rules.

Where in the world did you get this two putts notion? Have you ever seen disc golf...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-09-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,019
Posted By Steve West
Actually, we use the TERM "par" the same; in both...

Actually, we use the TERM "par" the same; in both sports it is the score expected with expert play. Granted, we aren't as good at setting par according to the definition. Yet. Many tournaments are...
Forum: Course Design 09-28-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 165,298
Posted By Steve West
I'm thinking you might have been able to auction...

I'm thinking you might have been able to auction off that priviledge.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-26-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,391
Posted By Steve West
Bad hole, maybe, but it doesn't necessarily mean...

Bad hole, maybe, but it doesn't necessarily mean par is wrong.

Sure, it is hard to believe that no one in the field threw two excellent shots in a row on #11 over two rounds. What is harder to...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-26-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,391
Posted By Steve West
The data so far...

The data so far (http://www.stevewestdiscgolf.com/Marksmen_vs_Innova_2.pdf) says no.

Maybe you should switch to wanting larger baskets.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-26-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,391
Posted By Steve West
Both of those are what make a sport a sport. ...

Both of those are what make a sport a sport.

Sure, an important part of a sport is to let better players have a better chance of winning. Or, better throws to have a better chance of resulting...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-26-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,391
Posted By Steve West
Actually, yes, I do. Even if I didn't, I...

Actually, yes, I do.

Even if I didn't, I would not want to eliminate those extremes. So we can have all the courses in between, not just one standard course.

As for luck, the most...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-25-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,391
Posted By Steve West
That sounds a lot like saying if you put less ice...

That sounds a lot like saying if you put less ice cream into a sundae you wouldn't need any hot fudge or caramel to be able to finish it.

No thanks to both parts of that idea.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-17-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,823
Posted By Steve West
Maybe Bubba Watson? or Aaron Rodgers? More...

Maybe Bubba Watson? or Aaron Rodgers? More accurate than Paige, but in other sports.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-17-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,115
Posted By Steve West
You might be surprised at how many players that...

You might be surprised at how many players that would actually take - and how different their ratings would have to be - to get very small chances of it happening.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-15-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,115
Posted By Steve West
It's not outlandish. There really aren't a...

It's not outlandish.

There really aren't a lot of holes where both 1000-rated and 800-rated players both play them in competition. (Most of those are in European events.) Out of 5862 holes, only...
Forum: Course Design 09-14-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 165,298
Posted By Steve West
I designed a course in an area that was...

I designed a course in an area that was completely protected from human foot traffic for many years. Walking on the soil in the woods was like stepping on cake. Probably all the soil you've ever...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-14-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,115
Posted By Steve West
Maybe one. "Nine Holes In" at Kaposia Park. ...

Maybe one. "Nine Holes In" at Kaposia Park. Very short with many little trees surrounding the target.

Everyone can reach it, no one can hit any gap with regularity.

Of the thousands and...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-13-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,115
Posted By Steve West
You make a good point. However, why stop at...

You make a good point. However, why stop at ratings? We all know it is very much harder to get two-under than one-under on a hole. We also know it takes almost the same of amount of lack-of-skill...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 09-10-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,562
Posted By Steve West
Nice list. If you had included: Players...

Nice list. If you had included:

Players should be able to play for cash in lower divisions than Open (which would be the only Pro division).

and

TDs should be able to charge market rates...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-09-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,115
Posted By Steve West
Maybe, but definitely not in a digital...

Maybe, but definitely not in a digital simulation. Digital-based algorithms cannot simulate quantum effects. So if we are in a simulation, it is being run on a quantum computer. The universe IS a...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-09-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,669
Posted By Steve West
It seems quite plausible that ratings would drift...

It seems quite plausible that ratings would drift in relation to underlying skill (if there actually is such a thing in the face of changing disc technologies, player pool, training methods, and...
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